"Funny that the Bulgarian exports to Greece were skyrocketing exactly when the crisis hit Greece."
More proof (as if it were needed) of your idiocy. Exports skyrocketed in 2009? More like "declined substantially". Dumbkopf!
"Bulgaria's second largest individual trading partner, Greece, has imported 34,3% fewer Bulgarian goods and services; its exports to Bulgaria dropped by 32,4%. The decline is mostly due to the shrinking of the activity of Greek-owned Bulgarian firms in the textile and cement industry, among others."
Now that austerity is hitting Greece, expect BG exports to drop like a stone.
"Wow, what an 'analysis'! Funny that the Bulgarian exports to Greece were skyrocketing exactly when the crisis hit Greece."
This just shows what a shallow minded idiot you are. As any fool knows, the crisis hit Greece properly near the end of 2009, and now the austerity in Greece is just beginning. Let's see how BG exports to Greece hold up after the cuts and unemployment start to hit the Greeks.
You are so economically illiterate it is almost painful to watch. I hope you are not in business, otherwise you will lose money big time!
"The main imports from Brazil are copper ore (78.1 Mill. USD) and tobacco (17.2 Mill. USD).
The main exports to Brazil are disodiumcarbonate (6.8 Mill USD) and superphosphates (5.4 Mill. USD)."
TIM will be doing very nicely out of this trade then, seeing as they control many of the companies involved in these industries. Perhaps this is why Brazil is a newly found "focus" of the B ulgarian state...
I suspect that most of the "heat" was coming from the numerous cups of coffee, and the tips of billions of cheap Bulgarian cigarette consumed by the Bulgarian "workers" on their frequent and lengthy "breaks". That and the hot air produced when millions of Bulgarians complain to each other about how "hard" they are having to "work".
Naturally very little was actually done despite the near full employment, hence the unfinished roads, hotels, offices sitting around looking derelict.
"As for the dragging down--I disagree. Why doesn't Germany get "dragged down" by its deadbeat neighbors? Why doesn't Apple Computers get dragged down by GM?"
According to the link you posted on the "Brazil" thread, BG last year had a positive balance of trade with Greece and Romania ie. exported more than imported. Greece is BG's biggest export market.
So, if Greece and Romania are in trouble, BG's exports will suffer: that's "dragging down".
Of course the stats don't reflect the black and grey economies, but much of the latter is Bulgarians working "informally" as cleaners just across the border in Greece. As these people are let go, watch the grey economy shrink too. Dunno how the heroin and people smuggling rackets are holding up, but if Western Europe's in the doldrums.....I guess at least the smackheads don't have a choice, they're addicted. The German, Austrian and British punters who visit Bulgarian hookers may cut down to save money so some "shrinkage" in that export market maybe.
Well you know the old saying: "If it quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, then the chances are..."
BG models and chalga "singers" dress and talk just like hookers. No surprise then to find out that many of them are!
It would be useful to know what sort of things BG is importing from Brazil, and what on earth are the exports? Sugar in, weapons out? Surely it is not too much to ask the "reporters" to dig out a few facts, not just meaningless stats from NSI?
Why the hell should EP be interested in this? Surely this is purely a matter of national legislation, whatever the outcome. Really this is pathetic point scoring and gossip mongering...
"The Belgian daily “La Derniere Heure” has reported that Ivan Savov, Borislav Yordanov nad Tashko Boro, aged 36-43 years, have invested the money, derived from the victims' activities, in businesses in Bulgaria, including a pizzeria and purchase of buildings."
I wonder if this appears as FDI in the BG government statistics? :)
"According to law enforcement officials Karetnikov was not part of the same ring and had no direct ties to the other spies, although his name came up in the broader investigation."
So it's basically get the Russians out time? What did this guy actually do that was wrong?
50% more Chinese Tourists in Bulgaria
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